Been keeping an eye on the rumour mill? Then like us, you won’t be too surprised by the news that HTC has taken its excellent U11 and somehow squashed a bigger screen into an even thinner frame, keeping that still lovely liquid glass design. The U11+’s 6in, 18:9 display shaves down (if not totally off) its predecessor’s bezels, and incoming HDR 10 compatibility makes it an entertainment powerhouse more on a par with the Samsung Galaxy S8 and iPhone X. Edge Sense, the squeeze-to-use tech that’s becoming all the rage in the smartphone world, is still an enviable feature. From quick access to apps, to toggling icons and summoning Alexa, there’s little a quick squeeze can’t achieve. There’s an improved pair of cameras too, each afforded HDR Boost and the same noise reduction technology. Add to that a Snapdragon 835 processor, louder speakers, IP68 water resistance and a 30% battery boost, and you’ve got a pretty formidable flagship that runs Android Oreo out of the box. Pre-orders for the Ceramic Black version go live in the UK from November 20.
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